LAB: Advanced Laparoscopic Suturing

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | EST

Location: A311-A312

Lab Co-Directors: Brian Smith, MD, FACS; Keith Kim, MD, FACS; Shawn Tsuda, MD, FACS; Melissa M. Davis MSN, ANP-BC, CNS, CNOR, RNFA; Holly Edmonds, PA-C

Lab Faculty: Stacy A. Brethauer, MD, FACS; Bipan Chand, MD Nestor F. de la Cruz-Munoz, MD; Kelvin D. Higa, MD; Shanu N. Kothari, MD; Matthew D. Kroh, MD; Marina S. Kurian, MD; Aurora D. Pryor, MD; Ann M. Rogers, MD; Moataz Basha, MD; Mohammed Alkuwari, MD; Ankit Patel, MD; Sanjay Agrawal, MD

CME Credits Available: 2.5

CE Credits Available: 2.5

Course Overview and Target Audience

This ASMBS course provides an overview of laparoscopic suturing skills and how they allow bariatric surgeons and integrated health personnel to advance to an expert laparoscopic level. This advanced suturing and skill workshop will provide hands-on training in a variety of intracorporeal suturing techniques and advanced laparoscopic skills with an emphasis on construction of a hand-sewn anastomosis.  The course is designed for surgeons and support staff involved in the care of obese patients.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate use of laparoscopic tools and setup for success with laparoscopy
  • Perform advanced suturing techniques including tissue approximation, knot tying, and completion of a hand-sewn anastomosis
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of intra-corporeal suturing
  • Apply intra-corporeal suturing techniques to manage common laparoscopic surgical problems.


Time Topic Faculty
1:30pm Didactic Session/Overview
2:00pm Lab: Creation of a double-layer hand-sewn gastrojejunostomy
4:00pm Adjourn